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With this section, cf. “quid autem stultius, quam, cum plurimum copiis, facultatibus, opibus possint cetera parare, quae parantur pecunia, equos, famulos, vestem egregiam, vasa pretiosa; amicos non parare, optimam et pulcherrimam vitae, ut ita dicam, supellectilem?Cic. de Am. xv. 55.

κτωμένους: striving to acquire.

φίλον δέ, : the rel. in the gender of the pred. as in the Lat. amicum, quod bonum esse dicunt. G. 1022; H. 631.

κτήσωνται, σῴζωνται: for the subjv. in obj. clauses, see G. 1374; H. 885 b.

αὐτοῖς: belongs to οἱ ὄντες (sc. φίλοι, to be supplied from φίλον) as well as to σῴζωνται.

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